IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 03 Jul 2013 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 3 July 2013, Ghana introduced a Special Import Levy on several product groups, namely:
 

  • Machinery and Equipment (HS code 84**-85**) - additional 1 per cent levy
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31**) - additional 1 per cent levy
  • Petroleum Products (HS code 2709 & 2710) - additional 2 per cent levy

 
The measure enters into force immediately. In the initial specification, the levies were scheduled to expire on 30 June 2015. However, the 2014 budget speech foresees a termination of the measure on 31 December 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2709 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
270900 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
271019 Other
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3102 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
310210 Urea, whether or not in aqueous solution
310221 Ammonium sulphate
310230 Ammonium nitrate, whether or not in aqueous solution
310290 Other, including mixtures not specified in the foregoing subheadings
3103 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic.
310310 Superphosphates
3104 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic.
310420 Potassium chloride
310490 Other
3105 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg.
310510 Goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg
310520 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the three fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
310590 Other
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
8546 Electrical insulators of any material.
854620 Of ceramics
423 Steam generators, (except central heating boilers) & parts
8402 Steam or other vapour generating boilers (other than central heating hot water boilers capable also of producing low pressure steam); superheated water boilers.
840212 Watertube boilers with a steam production not exceeding 45 t per hour
8404 Auxiliary plant for use with boilers of heading 84.02 or 84.03 (for example, economisers, superheaters, soot removers, gas recoverers); condensers for steam or other vapour power units.
840420 Condensers for steam or other vapour power units
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8406 Steam turbines and other vapour turbines.
840682 Of an output not exceeding 40 MW
8407 Sparkignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines.
840721 Outboard motors
840734 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc
8408 Compressionignition internal combustion piston engines (diesel or semidiesel engines).
840820 Engines of a kind used for the propulsion of vehicles of Chapter 87
840890 Other engines
8409 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the engines of heading 84.07 or 84.08.
840991 Suitable for use solely or principally with sparkignition internal combustion piston engines
840999 Other
8410 Hydraulic turbines, water wheels, and regulators therefor.
841013 Of a power exceeding 10,000 kW
841090 Parts, including regulators
8411 Turbojets, turbopropellers and other gas turbines.
841199 Other
8412 Other engines and motors.
841210 Reaction engines other than turbojets
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8412 Other engines and motors.
841221 Linear acting (cylinders)
841229 Other
841280 Other
841290 Parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841311 Pumps for dispensing fuel or lubricants, of the type used in fillingstations or in garages
841330 Fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
841381 Pumps
841391 Of pumps
841392 Of liquid elevators
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841440 Air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing
841480 Other
841490 Parts
8481 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressurereducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
848110 Pressurereducing valves
848130 Check (nonreturn) valves
848140 Safety or relief valves
848180 Other appliances
848190 Parts
433 Bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements; parts
8482 Ball or roller bearings.
848210 Ball bearings
848280 Other, including combined ball/roller bearings
8483 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks; bearing housings and plain shaft bearings; gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters; flywheels and pulleys, including
848310 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks
848340 Gears and gearing, other than toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters
848390 Toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately; parts
434 Ovens & furnace burners & parts
8514 Industrial or laboratory electric furnaces and ovens (including those functioning by induction or dielectric loss); other industrial or laboratory equipment for the heat treatment of materials by induction or dielectric loss.
851420 Furnaces and ovens functioning by induction or dielectric loss
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8425 Pulley tackle and hoists other than skip hoists; winches and capstans; jacks.
842542 Other jacks and hoists, hydraulic
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842611 Overhead travelling cranes on fixed support
842612 Mobile lifting frames on tyres and straddle carriers
842619 Other
842620 Tower cranes
842641 On tyres
842649 Other
842699 Other
8427 Forklift trucks; other works trucks fitted with lifting or handling equipment.
842720 Other selfpropelled trucks
842790 Other trucks
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842810 Lifts and skip hoists
842833 Other, belt type
842890 Other machinery
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843110 Of machinery of heading 84.25
843139 Other
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8405 Producer gas or water gas generators, with or without their purifiers; acetylene gas generators and similar water process gas generators, with or without their purifiers.
840510 Producer gas or water gas generators, with or without their purifiers; acetylene gas generators and similar water process gas generators, with or without their purifiers
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841459 Other
8415 Air conditioning machines, comprising a motordriven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated.
841510 Window or wall types, selfcontained or ìsplitsystemî
841590 Parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841850 Other furniture (chests, cabinets, display counters, showcases and the like) for storage and display, incorporating refrigerating or freezing equipment
841869 Other
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841989 Other
841990 Parts
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842123 Oil or petrolfilters for internal combustion engines
842129 Other
842131 Intake air filters for internal combustion engines
842199 Other
8422 Dish washing machines; machinery for cleaning or drying bottles or other containers; machinery for filling, closing, sealing or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers; machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers;
842230 Machinery for filling, closing, sealing, or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers; machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers; machinery for aerating beverages
842240 Other packing or wrapping machinery (including heatshrink wrapping machinery)
842290 Parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842410 Fire extinguishers, whether or not charged
8484 Gaskets and similar joints of metal sheeting combined with other material or of two or more layers of metal; sets or assortments of gaskets and similar joints, dissimilar in composition, put up in pouches, envelopes or similar packings; mechanical seals.
848420 Mechanical seals
848490 Other
8487 Machinery parts, not containing electrical connectors, insulators, coils, contacts or other electrical features, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
848790 Other
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842481 Agricultural or horticultural
442 Machine-tools & parts
8456 Machinetools for working any material by removal of material, by laser or other light or photon beam, ultrasonic, electro discharge, electrochemical, electron beam, ionicbeam or plasma arc processes; waterjet cutting machines.
845690 Other
8459 Machinetools (including waytype unit head machines) for drilling, boring, milling, threading or tapping by removing metal, other than lathes (including turning centres) of heading 84.58.
845931 Numerically controlled
8461 Machinetools for planing, shaping, slotting, broaching, gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing, sawing, cuttingoff and other machinetools working by removing metal or cermets, not elsewhere specified or included.
846150 Sawing or cuttingoff machines
846190 Other
8467 Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, hydraulic or with selfcontained electric or nonelectric motor.
846791 Of chain saws
8515 Electric (including electrically heated gas), laser or other light or photon beam, ultrasonic, electron beam, magnetic pulse or plasma arc soldering, brazing or welding machines and apparatus, whether or not capable of cutting; electric machines and appar
851521 Fully or partly automatic
851580 Other machines and apparatus
443 Machinery for metallurgy & parts
8455 Metalrolling mills and rolls therefor.
845521 Hot or combination hot and cold
845530 Rolls for rolling mills
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8429 Selfpropelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
842911 Track laying
842919 Other
842920 Graders and levellers
842940 Tamping machines and road rollers
842951 Frontend shovel loaders
842952 Machinery with a 360? revolving superstructure
842959 Other
8430 Other moving, grading, levelling, scraping, excavating, tamping, compacting, extracting or boring machinery, for earth, minerals or ores; piledrivers and pileextractors; snowploughs and snow blowers.
843031 Selfpropelled
843041 Selfpropelled
843049 Other
843050 Other machinery, selfpropelled
843069 Other
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843142 Bulldozer or angledozer blades
843143 Parts for boring or sinking machinery of subheading 8430.41 or 8430.49
843149 Other
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847410 Sorting, screening, separating or washing machines
847420 Crushing or grinding machines
847431 Concrete or mortar mixers
847480 Other machinery
847490 Parts
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841931 For agricultural products
841981 For making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food
8437 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables; machinery used in the milling industry or for the working of cereals or dried leguminous vegetables, other than farmtype machinery.
843780 Other machinery
8438 Machinery, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter, for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink, other than machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils.
843840 Brewery machinery
843860 Machinery for the preparation of fruits, nuts or vegetables
843880 Other machinery
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8452 Sewing machines, other than booksewing machines of heading 84.40; furniture, bases and covers specially designed for sewing machines; sewing machine needles.
845229 Other
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
841829 Other
841830 Freezers of the chest type, not exceeding 800 l capacity
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845011 Fullyautomatic machines
8452 Sewing machines, other than booksewing machines of heading 84.40; furniture, bases and covers specially designed for sewing machines; sewing machine needles.
845210 Sewing machines of the household type
8508 Vacuum cleaners.
850870 Parts
8509 Electromechanical domestic appliances, with selfcontained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading 85.08.
850940 Food grinders and mixers; fruit or vegetable juice extractors
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851640 Electric smoothing irons
851650 Microwave ovens
851679 Other
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8440 Bookbinding machinery, including booksewing machines.
844010 Machinery
8441 Other machinery for making up paper pulp, paper or paperboard, including cutting machines of all kinds.
844110 Cutting machines
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844316 Flexographic printing machinery
844319 Other
844332 Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
844339 Other
844399 Other
8477 Machinery for working rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products from these materials, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847710 Injectionmoulding machines
847730 Blow moulding machines
847780 Other machinery
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines
847989 Other
847990 Parts
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8472 Other office machines (for example, hectograph or stencil duplicating machines, addressing machines, automatic banknote dispensers, coinsorting machines, coincounting or wrapping machines, pencilsharpening machines, perforating or stapling machines).
847290 Other
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847330 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.71
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850131 Of an output not exceeding 750 W
850153 Of an output exceeding 75 kW
850164 Of an output exceeding 750 kVA
8502 Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
850211 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
850212 Of an output exceeding 75 kVA but not exceeding 375 kVA
850213 Of an output exceeding 375 kVA
850220 Generating sets with sparkignition internal combustion piston engines
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850423 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA
850432 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 1 kVA but not exceeding 16 kVA
850433 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 16 kVA but not exceeding 500 kVA
850434 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 500 kVA
850440 Static converters
850490 Parts
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8535 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and other connectors, junction boxe
853521 For a voltage of less than 72.5 kV
853529 Other
853530 Isolating switches and makeandbreak switches
853540 Lightning arresters, voltage limiters and surge suppressors
853590 Other
8536 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lampholders and other connectors, junction boxes), for
853610 Fuses
853620 Automatic circuit breakers
853649 Other
853650 Other switches
853669 Other
853670 Connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables
853690 Other apparatus
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
853720 For a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
8538 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading 85.35, 85.36 or 85.37.
853810 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases for the goods of heading 85.37, not equipped with their apparatus
463 Insulated wire & cable; optical fibre cables
8544 Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with
854411 Of copper
854420 Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
854442 Fitted with connectors
854449 Other
854460 Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 1,000 V
854470 Optical fibre cables
464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8506 Primary cells and primary batteries.
850610 Manganese dioxide
8507 Electric accumulators, including separators therefor, whether or not rectangular (including square).
850710 Leadacid, of a kind used for starting piston engines
850720 Other leadacid accumulators
850730 Nickelcadmium
850760 Lithiumion
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
8513 Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy (for example, dry batteries, accumulators, magnetos), other than lighting equipment of heading 85.12.
851310 Lamps
8539 Electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultraviolet or infrared lamps; arclamps.
853931 Fluorescent, hot cathode
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8511 Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for sparkignition or compressionignition internal combustion engines (for example, ignition magnetos, magnetodynamos, ignition coils, sparking plugs and glow plugs, starter motors); generators (f
851140 Starter motors and dual purpose startergenerators
851150 Other generators
8512 Electrical lighting or signalling equipment (excluding articles of heading 85.39), windscreen wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles.
851220 Other lighting or visual signalling equipment
8530 Electrical signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways, tramways, roads, inland waterways, parking facilities, port installations or airfields (other than those of heading 86.08).
853080 Other equipment
8543 Electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
854370 Other machines and apparatus
854390 Parts
8546 Electrical insulators of any material.
854690 Other
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8534 Printed circuits.
853400 Printed circuits.
8540 Thermionic, cold cathode or photocathode valves and tubes (for example, vacuum or vapour or gas filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, cathoderay tubes, television camera tubes).
854012 Monochrome
8541 Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes
8542 Electronic integrated circuits.
854231 Processors and controllers, whether or not combined with memories, converters, logic circuits, amplifiers, clock and timing circuits, or other circuits
854232 Memories
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
8525 Transmission apparatus for radiobroadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders.
852550 Transmission apparatus
852560 Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8518 Microphones and stands therefor; loudspeakers, whether or not mounted in their enclosures; headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers; audio frequency electric amp
851821 Single loudspeakers, mounted in their enclosures
8521 Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner.
852190 Other
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852871 Not designed to incorporate a video display or screen
852872 Other, colour
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts
8529 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
852910 Aerials and aerial reflectors of all kinds; parts suitable for use therewith
479 Cards with magnetic strips or chip
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852352 ìSmart cardsî
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841920 Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
8526 Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus.
852691 Radio navigational aid apparatus

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